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's the most calmest on the stage when a flag falls down in california, she had a reputation for being the swing vote, the deciding vote in lots of cases. >> i think that's something the media has deviced as a means of writing about the court. and i don't think that has a lot of validity. >> reporter: some criticized her as a fence setter waiting to see which way the wind would blow. >> those of you who have never met her, anybody who met her knows she makes up her own mind and she's not at all concerned where anybody else is on the spectrum. >> now for a brief -- >> reporter: she voted against a moment of silence in schools as encouraging religion but for a sponsored nativity scene which she felt did not endorse religion. why retire now? i'm 75 years old she said in a statement and i need to spend time with my husband. he is suffering from alzheimer's. and as the first woman on the court, she leaves having made a statement. >> let me tell you one reason why i think it's important and that is for the public generally to see and respect the fact that in positions of power and authority
the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low clouds are back. temperatures will begin their cool down. >>> traffic on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland looks good. the fog is not low here. steve has mentioned the fog. definitely foggier and chillier. the co
open soon, and there is a lot at stake in our local communities, in california, and for the future of this country. we have team coverage on this election as ktvu's amber lee has tonight's last minute get out the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from th
in the hash tag. see what others are doing. we are live in the newsroom. ktvu. >> polls close in california in less than an hour. a lot more election coverage coming up. >> first another look at ohio. probably the most closely watched of the votes as you can see a very tight race in ohio. the president at this hour leading, the governor 51% to 49%. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. . >>> as you know several swing states playing a critical role in the election. >> we will talk about them all night. heather and ken are back with updated numbers on ohio and new hampshir
up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another state and that is the state of west virginia, you can see with the five electoral votes going to mitt romney. if you look here, you can see south carolina went to mitt romney. no big surprises. we want to take to you vermont that went to president obama. that too was expected. if you take a look at the map where we are focusing on is ohio. mitt romney capturing the neighboring states. a key battleground state, contin
. california's 55 electoral votes obviously helped put president obama back in the white house for another four years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampsh
he calls the california dream. voters have approved proposition 30 his education tax initiative. you can see on the screen. 54% to 46%. and that is with -- actually that is all of the precincts reporting out. tara moriarty is in san francisco with what the vote means for california's public schools. >> reporter: we are standing in front of mission high school. and it is one of the oldest in fact the oldest high school in san francisco and it's struggling but the students here may now benefit from prop 30 passage. san francisco voters overwhelmingly supported the measure as did folks in alameda and santa cruz. they all raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a cent for four years and increase income taxes for people that make $250,000 a year by up to three percentage points. it's projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> when i ran for governor, i did say i said three things. one, i want to level with you tell you the truth no more smoke and mirrors on the budget. two, we're not going to have any taxes unless the people themselves vote for it. and three we're going to mo
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
and mitt romney has 76. >> california is facing ballot measures including propositions. >> proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax and boost income taxes on higher taxpayers, earmarked for public schools. >> proposition 32 would limit the use of payroll deductions for political contribution, the major would restrict corporate and unidirection state and local candidates. >> and there's proposition 37, requiring food manufactures to label products that contain genetically engineered substances and marketing the food as natural. >> those are just some of the important things that the california voters will be deciding. polls here are still open for just another two hours until 8:00. let's see what the turnout looks like around the bay area, we begin with jana katsuyama that is in costa county tonight. >> at martinna's, people have been bringing their ballots and it has picked up and there are people you see over there that have been signing in and volunteers coming into process the ballots. i spoke with the clerk awhile ago and he says there is a few glitches, about a dozen scanners w
. california teachers are working phone banks across the state encouraging people to vote for proposition 30 tomorrow and opponents rather of prop 30 are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> six days ago october 29th i gave birth to this little guy. he's going to be in public schools in five years. i have a first grader as well. prop 30 is vital not only to my career but to my kids and kids in california. >> what we see in this proposition is a kind of a cynical effort to threaten voters with a loss of education in order to get their vote for more funding for the general fund. >> at 4:30 today governor brown will attend a get out the vote rally in san francisco with focus on supporting proposition 30. senator dianne feinstein, mayor ed lee, and former san francisco governor larry brown. >>> yesterday oakland city council woman jane brianer says she plans to sue her opponent barbara parker. it's over last minute mailers that claims brianer had been suspended from the state bar. the california state bar website shows that brianer was inactive from 1995 to 1997 for not completing
the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, what are they waiting for? >> reporter: they are waiting for a holiday giveaway. it's cold out here. it's in the mid-40s. for these people waiting here, it's been a rough night. despite that they have camped out. they've had tarps and tents. some of them umbrellas. they are huddled up with blankets. a short while ago, volunteers started handing out coffee to warm some of these people up. they are all waiting to register for this holiday giveaway here at the sacred heart community. more than 250 people are waiting in li
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
fees at california state universities. rallies being held around the state including san francisco state, san jose state and cal state east bay. the students say proposed new fees by csu trustees will punish students who take longer to graduate. >>> and administrators at city college of san francisco say that the passage of two measure by voters this week will help with the school's financial situation but they are not out of the woods yet. city college benefits financially from the passing of state proposition 30 which prevents further cuts to community colleges and from proposition a, that's a parcel tax to generate revenue for city college. the school has been threatened with looses it's accredit arc tion. >> we are following developing news in the east bay. traffic is heavy near the newest outlet mall. this is a live picture from news chopper 2. this is interstate 580 in livermore. most likely i'm guessing eastbound since that would be the direction from the main -- from the east bay toward the mall. there is an accident at the off ramp right near the outlet, those are the bra
and brings us the high clouds. and a little rain you can see over the northwest corner over california and it is starting to fizzle out. but that will be about it. for the morning hours, we'll would be the high clouds and 1:00, 2:00, it looks like it clears out good. and the second half of the afternoon, we'll have mostly sunny skies. in a nutshell, we have a mild day in store, warmer than yesterday by several degrees. and temperatures mid-60s at the coast to mid-70s inland. take a look at what you can expect for your neighborhood. mid-70s in nevada and 70 in richmond. 71 in oakland, mid-70s in danville and 74 in livermore. 73 in san jose, a nice day for perhaps getting outdoors and having some fun. 72 in redwood city and 70 san mateo, 67 in half moon bay. and the extended forecast shows you a warmer day for sunday. remember, we fall back into the overnight hours tonight and into tomorrow morning. we gain an hour of sleep as we waking up tomorrow morning mostly sunny skies and the temperatures well above normal at this point. as we get into monday and tuesday, we're looking at low to m
something to do with it. >> changes for parole violaters across california. >>> after the storm, how thousands on the east coast are recovering from the damage. how you doing? alright, alright. now this is a party. what is that? go, go, go. mmm. give me some of that sauce. i don't know, i think i might bail. yeah, it's pretty dead. [ male announcer ] one is never enough. new kfc dip'ems. freshly prepared tenders dipped in irresistible sauces. this is it. now this is a party. [ male announcer ] try a 20 pc bucket with 6 sauces. today tastes so good. water main breaks in palo alto. it happened at the intersection of walnut drive and newel road. the flood waters seeped through a side wall of one home causing minor doge. utility workers broke through asphalt to remove and replace one of the cast iron pipes that broke. they suspect the freezing temperatures overnight, might have caused the pipes to burst. >>> one man is recovering tonight after he was shot at a drive by shooting in east palo alto. the 23 year old victim was parked and in a parked car with friends on albernie, east of will
time in eight years, people in california vote to raise their own taxes. how the governor convinced them to do it. >>> well, there are new fears of political gridlock in washington. the challenge facing congress as america approaches the fits cal clinch. >>> and trouble on eastbound 24 and find out why westbound 24 is a mess headed the other way. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, november 7th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of ame
about completing the requirements. >>> time is 7:11. terrorists in california, what four men who are allegedly connected to al qaeda were accused of planning. >>> also, a landmark auction. how things went during california's first sale of pollution permits as part of the fight against greenhouse gases. >>> cloudy skies, rain, wind, light. the front will be here by this evening department will an gray, windy day with rain developing. some of that will be heavy by tonight. >>> four southern california men have been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clint
midnight so we talked to campaign volunteers. some from california here in chicago, focused on swing states. [ music playing ] >> reporter: president obama started his day with bruce springsteen in wisconsin. >> are you fired up? >> yeah. >> are you ready to go? >> yeah. >> reporter: then it was on to ohio with a final planned stop in iowa. in chicago, behind closed doors the stage was being set for his rally, will it be a victory or concession speech? >> i am scared. >> that was not unique. >> that is fantastic. >> reporter: volunteers were making final calls of the campaign. >> i think everyone is pulling together to get this done. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we have been calling people in iowa and wisconsin. swing states. >> reporter: she too felt nerves as election day approached but that has changed. >> i feel optimistic. i wasn't till i looked at the polls yesterday a
in california after state lawmakers agreed to give them a one year reprieve from collecting sales tax if they agreed to build in the state. >> lots of people buying their christmas trees this weekend. what types are expected to be the most popular. >> and cigarette smokers being asked to recycle. what a company wants to do with them. >> and a weather will highlight your saturday afternoon. a look at your day planner coming up. six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso.
cruz. >>> time now 5:26. still ahead follow the money. why the california supreme court said around$11 million pumped into the california supreme court. >>> arson investigators working hard to figure out who set fire to a nail salon in pleasant hill. what was found at the scene that makes this fire appear suspicious. >>> we have breaking news a man has been killed in a police shooting in fremont. this happened. the reason police say they were forced to open fire. there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. ben's mom uses it around the bathtub. it kills mold, and unlike clorox clean-up, it's approved to keep it from coming back for up to a week. share your lysol story, and see more, on facebook. >>> good morning, to you. welcome back this is ktvu channel 2 morning news it's a monday, november 5th i'm dave clark. >> and good morning, i'm pam cook. time now is 5:30. it's a really nice monday. weather wise. >> going to be. >> okay. >> yes, possible record highs near the coast today and then by the end of the week we'll have highs in the 50s. very cold system draws in. t
the california air national guard got to the east coast last week following hurricane sandy, they were met with a rude reality. what happened to the local national guard troops who heeded the call of hurricane sandy? >> reporter: there is still a lot of activity going on here at moffett field today as the local air national guard unit gets ready for the next emergency situation. after returning from a hurricane sandy mission that in a sense never got off the ground. workers for the california air national guard 129th rescue wing are making sure its helicopters are ready for the next time. the helicopters were loaded on to a transport plane and along with about 100 airmen headed out to the east coast for possible rescue operations for then hurricane sandy. today some said they were ready for anything. >> swift water rescue to picking people off of house tops with the helicopters, providing medical care, whatever we need to do, we'll be ready to do it. >> reporter: but it didn't happen. the 129th commander says the national guard called for assistance on a nationwide basis as sandy picked up
at the headquarters, responsible for monitoring real and potential disaster issues in california, nevada, arizona, hawaii and all united states possessions in the pacific. the damage on the east coast is so bad it's. >> all hands on deck. >> reporter: the administrator said that her office is already sent a ten person incident management team to the east coast to match federal resources with local needs. >> they are there to help the states fill the gaps, the resource gap that the state identities and that the locals have. >> reporter: the no call has been made for supplies their depot at moffet field. they say that's ready to respond in an instant as eastern depots are depleted. >> if we area lift them or -- i wouldn't be surprised if they will be tapped. >> we sent people back and more if necessary depending on the damage a fair questiona rices, are we going to be protected here? >> we are maintaining arability. maintaining our our availability here. >> reporter: other agencies are also pulling resources all effort nation to the hard hit coast. ktvu channel 2news. >> local red cross also
to the desk. >>> the poles are open here in california, just 90 minutes from now, president barack obama now back home in chicago, he will watch the election returns come in and mitt romney will continue campaigning in ohio before returning to boston. we will have live reports from both the obama and election day headquarters throughout the morning and we will have more coming up in 13 minutes. >>> voting on the east coast. this is a live picture. you have lived in hialeah? >> hialeah, sorry about that folks in florida. even with the increasing popularity, many are choosing to cast ballots intern and there they are on election day. and in knoxville new hampshire, that is the first to vote in the presidential election and the 10 registered voters are there for the first time ever it was a tie. 5 times for president barack obama and more for president barack obama. >> voters have already voted. jeanine joins us from the registrar's office and i know people are showing up, so what is happening now jeanine? >> we have already started to see some activity. this is a registrar's office and it's al
but the center of the storm moving over california. this is what will continue our unstable weather for today. we'll begin to see sunshine out there. we'll see the clouds and then the showers will develop, the possibility of a brief downpour, and even the possibility of thunderstorms. so we're going to leave this in the forecast for your friday. temperatures told on the cool side and it is chilly out there this morning. mid-30s in areas near santa rosa. 36 in napa. widespread 40s around the bay area. you will need the winter jacket getting outdoors this morning, especially in the north bay. 58% of rosa for the afternoon. 59 in oakland. 60 degrees in fremont. 60 degrees in mountain view. it was just a few days ago where we were sitting in the upper 50s as we started the morning. we will remain on the cool and for your weekend, 30s as we start the day. upper 50s, low 60s in the forecast. if you have outdoor activities for the weekend, make sure you plan for this. it's going to be a chilly start. monday slightly warmer but it really isn't going to last a whole lot longer than a day or two because as
and second- degree burglary charge. >>> it has been a deadly holiday weekend on northern california roads. tonight investigators are looking into a horrific crash that killed four people, including two children. the victims were in two cars that collided last night on highway 50 in el dorado county near placerville. we get new information about the crash from ktvu's patti lee. >> reporter: heather, late this afternoon a chp spokesman says three people killed in the crash are from san francisco. they are presumed to be a family with one survivor, a 10- year-old girl. chp investigators are trying to determine why this prius crossed over four lanes ever highway 50 into the path of an oncoming minivan. the collision took place near placerville just after 6:00 saturday night. >> several have been flown to area hospitals, others have been ground transported and of course we have the for the fatalities. >> reporter: only one child survived. a 10-year-old girl who was seriously injured. the placerville family was in the minivan and a 4-year-old girl was killed. four others were not badly injured
registered voters in california which is 940,000 more registered voters than the lax election. we spoke with the voters to see if they early voted. while others like going to the polls. take a listen. >> the old school route is last minute and so yeah i'm going to do the old school route and i will vote tuesday, tomorrow, and right after work. yeah. that's the way i always do it. i do it every year. >> we always vote by mail. it's easier. get it over with. then i don't have to listen to the hoopla that goes around the election. >> reporter: and some of the major key issues besides the presidential election that voters are concerned about concerns proposition 30 which is the temporary tax and proposition 32 which is the political contributions by poll pais roll deductions measure. coming up we'll talk to more voters to see what are driving them to the polls this election. live in san francisco i'm brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. don't forget you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu channel 2. also on our website ktvu.com and tomorrow
throughout northern california and nevada. all their workers are on strike. there is no word how long the strike will go on for. the remittives out here say that the negotiations between the company and the union are continuing so there is some hope and optimism this might reach a resolution soon. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> overnight a pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries after a hit and run in santa rosa. that collision happened near the intersection of againville road and coffee lane. after the crash we found that suspect vehicle with its windshield shattered. witness tips led to the arrest of christian pena. he faces charges. a felony hit and run, driving under the influence, violating probation, and he has a prior dui conviction. the victim was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> there was another hit and run. a driver slammed into another car at hone avenue and farmers learn around 12:45 this morning. the victim was not injured anoas was able to describe the suspects car to police. police tracked down 52-year-old jimmy hawaii men these to highway 1
before voting. >>> according to the secretary of state, 59% of voters in california cast ballots this year. in 2008, that was -- that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half or almost 55% of registered voters turned out for tuesday's elections. >>> the fight for re-election has given way to a potential shift. ailry son burn -- alison burns has more? >> reporter: tori, for the past few days we've been hearing about officials and president obama saying they want to find new ways to work together. president obama returned to the white house and he had to deal with the fact that it was the worst day on wall street this year. that means that pressure is on him to deal with looming tax increases and massive budget cuts that kick in at the end of this year. both sides are calling for compromise but not saying how they will get there. >> i want everyone to understand he can't push us around. we want to work together. >> after years of punting on the major fiscal challenges that we face, 2013 is gonna be different. >> reporter: president obama has no public events today
. we have a weak system here. you can see them brushing along the northern half of california and weakening the ridge. and temperatures for the afternoon will be slightly cooler and above the seasonal average. nice pleasant afternoon for your sunday. out outdoor. it is a chilly one. upper 30s and 40's. and 45 in novato and around the bay area. and it feels a little better. >> 52 san francisco and in oakland and upper 40s in and around fremont this morning. for the afternoon, expect the temperatures at 69 degrees for santa rosa and in san rafael. upper 60s expected in oaklandle and 65 for san francisco. 67 for concord and into pleasant ton for the afternoon. and livermore, the south bay looking good. 59 san jose. and 57 expected for san mateo. we get into monday, we will continue with the dry conditions. our temperatures will begin to dip in the overnight hours with the clouds increasing by tuesday. temperatures will feel better as we get out the door tuesday morning and into wednesday, the clouds will begin to thick thicken. and then we have rain. they want to bring the storm
of the names is former southern california congresswoman, jane harmon. she is a democrat who was a ranking member of the house intelligence committee. she resigned from her post last year to be head of the woodrow wilson center. >> a woman who mosted comments about the president said she is not a racist. after the election the 22-year- old posted on her facebook page a racial slur and the words, maybe he will get assassinated this term. she delete that message and later said she was stating her opinion. her employer has fired her. the case has been turned over to the secret service. >>> some are now returning to restore the jersey shore nearly two weeks after sandy, those who used to live in the area got to return home for the first time yesterday. they were taken by bus to their former homes in seaside heights where they had an hour to pack what they could. some of them say they were not prepared for what they saw. >> you have a list and you are prepared to get what you want but you -- you spend like -- 15 minutes just devastated, just trying to look to see what's on the floor. >> repor
california edison says the moving truck is longer than a football field. it will take about three weeks to reach utah. authorities say it creates low levels but is not expected to be dangerous. >>> well, back to baseball, melky cabrera, he was not on the playoff roster after he was reinstated following his suspension for steroids. but he will still get his payoff of $340,000. he would normally have made 72% of that. however, the rule mandates the full amount if the team plays ten games. he was eligible to come back and then the giants played ten games. >>> it losses like muni will be making a big statement because of vandalism. muni will have to pay $700,000 to replace that bus, one that was set on fire by the giants' fans after the giants won the world series. it turns out san francisco's policy does not cover buses set on fire. that's a blow to muni because they just spent about 300,000 refurbishing buses last year. >> all right. 7:21. it's mostly clear outside. in fact, some parts of the bay area could cup close to record- breaking temperatures. up next, steve paulson will tell us wh
california, nevada, and utah to feed thousands of hungry people on thanksgiving. >>> target is the latest retailer moving black friday up to thursday. this year, they will open their doors at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. target says it wants to give shoppers a convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event. wal-mart and toys-r-us moved their opening to 8:00 p.m. gap stores, sears, and k-mart will also be open on thanksgiving. >>> for workers, the fiscal cliff could spell disaster. we'll put some scary numbers to it, still ahead. . >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu, channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> it is a san francisco icon. but you probably never have seen it like this. today a tour of coit tower brought together artists and revealed what could be a political message inside. we see a part of the tower that has been closed to the public for decades. >> coit tower is iconic san francisco. it is a lookout where tourists gaze outward but few take the time to look inward. >> it is like getting a bit of my father back. >> reporter: suzy williams donated money to bui
and filed a lawsuit which is still fending. >>> students who take too long to graduate from california state university could face higher fees. the board of trustees is expected to vote on the fee for super seniors. cal state says it needs to make room for new undergraduates. students say that is not fair because they say classes are not offers as much as before due to budget cuts. >>> the u.s.s. horn yet honored the late neal armstrong. the floating museum celebrated the grand re-opening of its apollo exhibit. the hornet recovered the astronauts. >>> he served several years in the navy and went on to become a test pilot and then of course, went to work for nasa and became an astronaut and achieved the ultimate. >> today's festivities including a flyover by an historic aircraft. >>> downtown castro valley boulevard officially re-opened, showing off its new led lights, new trees and planters. the multi-million streetscape project included reconfiguring traffic lanes, widening sidewalks and adding bike lanes in the area from san miguel area to redwood road. >> a holiday tradition gets a litt
against one of its own former hosts. >>> at 10:00 wednesday morning, the california air resources board will hold its first auction as part of the state cap and trade law. >> companies including the oil refineries are buying and selling. and could generate more than a billion dollars any way. >> they will pass it on to their consumers. >> downtown castor valley looks dishes. >> after two years of work. the boulevard officially reopened yesterday with lehe d lights and planters. >> the street scape project had reconfigured traffic lanes and adding bike lanes in the area from san miguel avenue to redwood road. >>> they love ocean. salmon season, they will have to put away the poles and it comes to a close today. it is back in ap. some officials predicted this would be one of the best season in years. >> with almost triple the amount of salmon compared to last year. >> they will come to an end. >> in parts of california. >> santa rosa ha collar radio. and the it is with the aunt. and it comes after wet weather and a cal down in temperatures. >> the harvest festival continues with unique ar
their time not only placing calls to other states but much like people in california democrats in california will go to nevada. that's what the people here in illinois and chicago in particular were doing for president obama. they were traveling to swing states. they were driving to wisconsin. and that's how a lot of people got into this room tonight. by agreeing to go to these swing states to help with the ground game there. so these are the people who had the ticket, they earned a ticket into this room. and look here, their reaction now once the word came in. >> fired up, ready to go. >> and i said, this is great. >> he's a great president and i'm very happy. he has my back and i'm sorry for mitt romney but it's obama. we can't lose. >> what do i want for obama. i want the country to be the great country that it is. >> a few weeks ago i was up in wisconsin, we got wisconsin. last few weeks i've been calling wisconsin and ohio, we got both states. >> obama is winning, he's winning, he's winning. gosh thank you jesus. >> just as you're returning to us live here to chicago. it sound like that
that may shed light on alleged market manipulation in california and the midwest. the bank turned over some documents, but is still under investigation. the firms call the allegations over-reaching and plan to fight back. big businesses are struggling to stay afloat after hurricane sandy. downed cell towers and power outages put a damper on cell use. verizon says the effect on its fourth-quarter results could be "significant." airlines lost $190 million. delta alone cancelled more than 3,500 flights, which cut $45 million in revenue last month. and about 300,000 auto dealerships were forced to close due to power outages. hyundai and kia are working to resolve a gas problem. both car companies admit overstating fuel effiency on the stickers in the windows on 900,000 vehicles. epa officials say the mileage was wrong and needs to be corrected. hyundai and kia are lowering the miles per gallon estimates on most 2012 and '13 models. the companies are offering gas cards to some customers. in ipo watch, restoration hardware and delek logistics hit the market on friday. the upscale home decor store
to the president." even california gas prices have dipped down, reaching below the 4-dollar mark for the first time since august. general motors' balance sheet is a whole lot stronger today. gm now has $11 billion in credit lines. meanwhile, the auto bailout that put the automaker on the road to recovery has come into play this election season, most recently with republican presidential candidate mitt romney suggesting chrysler would move jeep production to china, followed by the ceo of chrysler sayng jeep production will stay put in the u.s.a. more veterans are fighting for jobs in congress. a study by george washington university finds that more veterans are running in "winnable races" within their congressional districts. 107 veterans are on the ballot in today's election. the majority are running for re-election; however, depending on the vote, new names on the ballot could push the number of veterans in congress to the highest level since 1980. retailers are hinting at strong numbers this holiday season. a new survey from bdo usa shows retailers are the most optimistic they've been in 5 years.
. the state of california goes to the democrat, not surprisingly, obama as -- the polls have just closes in california. nothing reporting yet but we are 100% sure california goes to obama. the state of washington not surprisingly to the democrat obama. the state of idaho, goes to romney. 91 votes to 52 votes, we are sure of ourselves around here and then the state of hawaii, good evening to you and you have elected -- you have given your votes to obama. now to the important states which are still undecide. that will begin with the state of virginia. a state that we have been watching all night long. now three fourths of all precincts reporting. romney with a slight lead but still to close to call according to the decision team. the state of ohio which we thought would be the big teller of the night, obama at the moment at least has opened up a lead but only two thirds of all precincts reporting and ohio is still to close to call as is iowa, six votes up for grabs, important state in this election. obama with what looks like it's a lead but because of the precincts still out it's to close
, i want to show you this view, see how it drops down and now right over california, so that is going to bring us the clear skies, the sunshine, and thunderstorms mixed in between. so for your friday, possibility is still there. we won't see widespread scattered showers, 45 degrees right now in oakland, 46 in san francisco, but i have to point you to the north bay because it is a chilly start. we are 36 in santa rosa and looking at 30s and feeling those 30s all the way down into nevada this morning. we are looking at afternoon highs well below average for today, upper 50s, low 60s 2349 forecast and it will be a cool weekend. we will start out near freezing in some cases. widespread low to mid-30s in the forecast saturday and sunday. afternoon highs upper 1/5s to low 60s. -- upper 1/5s to low -- 50s to low 60s. back to you. >>> we'll continue to follow the storm this morning, and a lot of people heading up to the sierras since it's friday. for the most up to date weather information from storm tracker 2, head to our web site ktvu.com and click on the link at the top of the front a page
california senate senator is calling for a congressional investigation into the inquiry into the petraeus scanned. >> there are a number of things to consider and the first of which was there any kind of national security breach? to-date there was not. >> senator feinstein said that when she called general preventaus personally he admitted to the affair. petraeus is no longer expected to testify before congress about the deadly raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but congressman lynnwoodey graham says the truth cannot come out out him. >> more than ahoun military members home in time for the veteran's day. we'll taking you on board their coast guard cutter to celebrate this important day. >>> we pay-it-forward, you know? you all kram to us in our dire need. >>> also more relief on the east coast in the aftermath of the superstorm and the helping hand from those who have been there before nfl a short-lived hope on hockey fans. the latest on the player lockout. . >> apexplosion leveled two homes and almost destroyed several others last night in indianapolis. the blast killed
from california to providence. the only devastation in the stricken area. he made a quick tour of the ravaged area to plan with new england leaders the task of cleaning up as well as the six month job of rebuilding public facilities. administrator hopkins met with the torn state pledging the help of the government. women workers along with the red cross provided comfort for refugees. at an infirmary they cared for families left homeless for the storm and provided nourishing meals for children who's homes had not yet been made habitable. sewing rooms like this one prepared warm dry clothes for all the needy. every emergency unit local and federal sprung into action to deliver food to the hungry. in many towns like this one in rhode island tons of mud and sand washed over the main highways. all of this had to be cleared away. public facilities which must be restored for a resumption of normal living by all our people. a call for manpower. >>> when we come back on a second look. glimpses of the atlantic city boardwalk 100 years ago and how the city fared after a casino moved ashor
already been dated. and that fort would be the oldest building in all of california. >> that is really exciting. sal says it is getting busy at the toll plaza. >>> it is backed up just out of the gate and metering lights are all over the 880 interchange and back to the foot of the mcarthur maze and they are trying to get into san francisco although it is moving well, there are no major problems getting into the city. the morning commute looks good, no trouble if you are trying to get in and we have a look at livermore more -- livermore. we are finding out about an accident which came in on 87 and 80 on san jose. we are trying to find out more information and they have a camera and we'll see if we can find it for you. let's go to mark. >>> we have some clear skies, some fog and clouds will win out as we head to the afternoon hours. the cold air continues to settle into the entire bay area and it is mainly to our north and to our east. current numbers are into the upper 50s and san jose and fairfield is in the upper 40s. winter weather advisory in a few showers, i should say, all the way
toys are still being told this holiday season. the california public interest group released its 27th annual trouble in toyland list. it names toys that they consider toxic and dangerous to kids and out of the 200 toys it surveyed, they found more than a dozen toys that have possible health risks. >>> it's bun of the busiest travel weeks of the year. there is a new warning about travel risks from second -- from second-hand smoke in airports. the centers for disease control released that report. they claim the air quality around the designated smoking airports and airports is five times worse than smoke-free airports. the cdc says there's no safe level of second-hand smoke. it will end its flights between oakland and reno, nevada. the -- >>> southwest will end its flights between oakland and reno. >> nevada. recently, those flights have only been 55% full. they are the main tearier at reno airport. alaska and united will continue their flights between reno and the bay area. >>> 7:47. not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking
a million dollars of gold and gems from a state museum. the california mining and minerals museum in marry po ta was robbed back in september. the robbers were dressed up like ninjas and they had pickaxes. we don't know if any of the gold has been recovered. >>> let's check in with sal now. that's very slow. still, save -- still, save, recovering, after some much earlier problems. we showed you highway 4 last time, it's getting better in parts of bay point. if you are driving in san jose, northbound 280 which is on the right, that looks pretty good. southbound on the left. that's southbound 280. >>> now, let's go to steve. >>> a lot of high clouds have been dreaming in. it will be a. , pek day. a lot of these clouds just the leading edge of what will be a change. still a very mild today today. temperatures will be warming up. 68 yesterday in napa. we'll go 71. 71 oakland. we'll go 74, 75 gillry. 40s, 50, 56. it's really mild on the coast a lot of these higher clouds will continue to stream in. higher clouds, east wind means temperatures that's an offshore breeze. that will turn around tomo
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